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    CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS

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PHILADELPHIA ANCHORS FOR GROWTH & EQUITY (PAGE)

 

Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity is a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia and leading “Eds and Meds” anchor institutions that seeks to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

 

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THE FULL CITY CHALLENGE

 

The Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges. A partnership between the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge will launch in December 2018 with a call seeking short proposals for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms, and other innovative solutions that leverage the hospitality, restaurant, agriculture or other food-related industries for social impact.

 

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BUSINESS GROWTH

ANALYSIS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA FIVE-YEAR PLAN

 

To aid in deliberation around the City of Philadelphia FY2019 budget and FY2019-2023 Five-Year Plan, the Economy League has compiled analysis to situate budget discussions within the broader context of the Philadelphia economy in 2018 and examine key linkages between the Five-Year Plan and what we see as the primary drivers of growth and prosperity—education and jobs.

 

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EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY ANALYTICS FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S WORKFORCE STRATEGY

 

As the City of Philadelphia embarked on the development of its citywide workforce strategy, “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine," it turned to the Economy League for targeted research and data analysis to inform decision-making. The Economy League analyzed labor market data for seven target industry sectors, providing detailed insight into local sector dynamics and workforce opportunities that helped shape the goals and recommendations included in “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine.”

 

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BUSINESS GROWTH

DRIVING TECH TALENT GROWTH IN PHL

 

Recognizing growth within Greater Philadelphia’s tech sector and the opportunity that tech jobs across industries present for economic mobility, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is leading an in-depth research and strategy initiative to better understand, assess, and strengthen our region’s technology workforce.

 

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BUSINESS GROWTH

SELLING TO THE WORLD

 

The Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia are leading a coalition of partners to develop and disseminate a customized, data-driven metro export strategy.

 

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EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

PRE-K FOR PA

 

In 2014, the Economy League joined with statewide partners to launch the Pre-K for PA campaign, whose goal is to ensure that every 3- and 4-year-old in the Commonwealth has access to high-quality pre-kindergarten.

 

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EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

CAREER PATHWAYS: BEYOND ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS

 

The Economy League is partnering with the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) on a three-year project to map career pathways in targeted industry sectors.  JOIN will ultimately support these pathways with training dollars. 

 

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INFRASTRUCTURE

TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IN PENNSYLVANIA

 

The 2013 passage of major transportation funding legislation in Pennsylvania marked a watershed moment for infrastructure in the Commonwealth.  The tireless efforts of a broad statewide coalition of transportation experts and advocates, including many organizations and individuals involved in the World Class initiative, were critical to the creation of the state’s Act 89. 

 

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EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

STANDARDIZING KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENTS IN PA 

 

The Economy League is part of a coalition of organizations that received a highly competitive $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to implement a two-year campaign to standardize kindergarten readiness assessments in Pennsylvania.

 

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WORLD CLASS

SPECIAL ANALYSIS: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

 

In conjunction with the 2015 World Class Summit, the Economy League released Expanding Opportunity, an exclusive online analysis examining ways in which advancing the World Class agenda can expand opportunity across Greater Philadelphia

 

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